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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

(In)Convenience Store Truths

Locals gather at a convenience store in Friend, Neb. everyday for coffee and conversation. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post FRIEND, Neb--A fly landed on Glen Steffensen’s hand and suddenly a table that was alive with the gravelly laugher...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 28, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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A Small Town with A lot at Steak

The sign outside Cody, Neb. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post CODY, Neb--We would have probably driven by Cody, if we hadn’t seen its motto. On a sign that had been put up long before the recession, but seemed...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 27, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Striking a Balance Amid the Recession

On the first night this season that a women's league gathered at a bowling alley in Superior, Neb., there was no talk of work or the economy, only laughs. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post SUPERIOR, Neb--On the night...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 26, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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The Grave Situation in South Dakota

"Not too many people die of old age here," Clarence Broken Rope said, standing in front of a friend's grave. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post ALLEN, SD--A 23-year-old man named Clarence stood in front of a fresh grave,...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 25, 2009; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Where the Clunker Stands Tall

In a Nebraskan field sits Carhenge, a structure of American cars positioned to look like England's Stonehenge . Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post Just outside Alliance, Neb.--Michael and I did the math: Thirty-eight clunkers at $4,500 a piece...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 24, 2009; 6:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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